April 2021

Supply-side costs support Europe low-carbon ferro-chrome market

Europe’s low-carbon ferro-chrome market continued the steady price rise that began after dropping to multi-year lows in 2020 with prices supported on high logistical costs, sources said.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from April 14

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Wednesday April 14 that are worth another look.

Weak Chinese portside chrome ore and alloy prices weigh on seaborne market

The seaborne markets for chrome ore and alloy in China fell during the week ended Tuesday April 13, with lower offer prices sparking UG2 chrome ore liquidity and weak portside prices softening the charge chrome market.

GLOBAL CHROME SNAPSHOT: Falling Chinese alloy market weighs on Japan, South Korean prices

Key data from the pricing sessions in Asia, Europe and the United States for the week ending Tuesday April 13.

Chinese official jailed for forging chemical assay of copper concs

A Chinese court has handed down a jail sentence of four years to a customs official who was bribed to manipulate test results on the chemical assay of metal products that fell short of the country’s import standards.

RESEARCH: Ferro-alloy prices forecast to remain elevated through Q2 2021 on supply shortfall and rising demand

The latest forecasts from Fastmarkets’ team of analysts are ready to view.

Indications of easing FeCr supply weigh on China’s chrome prices

Chrome alloy prices declined over the week to Tuesday April 6 in response to market expectations that tight ferro-chrome supply in China would ease, sources said.

GLOBAL CHROME SNAPSHOT: Ore, alloy spot markets soften following lower tender price

Key data from the pricing sessions in Asia, Europe and the United States for the week ending Tuesday April 6.

China's Tsingshan cuts April ferro-chrome tender price by $53/t

China’s leading stainless steel producer, Tsingshan Group, has cut its ferro-chrome tender price for April delivery by 351 yuan ($53.43) per tonne from the previous month.